Paul Harcourt Davies / Species rich alpine meadow with Orange lily (Lilium bulbiferum), Meadow clary (Salvia pratensis) and Yellow rattle (Rhinathus sp). View towards Campitello di Fassa and mountains, Fassa Valley, Dolomit...
Shane Gross / Green turtle (Chelonia mydas) feeding on Turtlegrass (Thalassia testudinum) seagrass bed. The Bahamas.
Jack Dykinga / Joshua Trees (Yucca brevifolia) of the Mojave Desert at dawn encircled with flowering lupines. (Lupinus sp,) Mohave County, Castaneda Wash, Arizona, USA.
Juergen Freund / Firefly (Lampyridae) trails on beach at night, Palm tree silhouetted against milky way. Oak Beach, Port Douglas, Far North Queensland, Australia. 2016.
Morley Read / Slow motion shot of a Rufous tailed hummingbird (Amazilia tzacatl) drinking nectar from a Heliconia flower, Mindo, Ecuador.
Morley Read / Slow motion shot of a Violet tailed sylph hummingbird (Aglaiocercus coelestis) drinking nectar from a Heliconia flower, Mindo, Ecuador.
John Shaw / Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) landing at its nest in a Bald cypress tree (Taxodium distichum) draped with epiphytic Spanish moss (Tillandsia usneoides). Blue Cypress Lake, Florida, USA. April.
Guy Edwardes / Pallas's long-tongued Bat (Glossophaga soricina) feeding from Flowering banana (Musa ornata), Lowland rainforest, Costa Rica. November.
Guy Edwardes / Pallas's long-tongued Bat (Glossophaga soricina) feeding on Clock vine (Thunbergia mysorensis), lowland rainforest, Costa Rica. November.
Guy Edwardes / Orange nectar bat (Lonchophylla robusta) feeding on Little clamshell orchid (Prosthechea cochleata), lowland rainforest, Costa Rica. November.
Ross Hoddinott / Snowdrops (Galanthus nivalis) silhouetted at twilight, double exposure, Broxwater, Cornwall, UK. February 2017.
Derek Galon / Timelapse of Walking iris (Neomarica caerulea) flowers opening. Controlled conditions, native to Brazil.
Steve Nicholls / Common twayblade (Neottia ovata) growing at Bowlees in Upper Teesdale, County Durham, England, UK, June.
Erlend Haarberg / Common reeds (Phragmites australis) on a frozen lake, Sel, Norway, March.
Dimitris Poursanidis / Neptune seagrass meadow (Posidonia oceanica) in the coastal zone of the Samaria National Park, Chania, Crete
Guy Edwardes / Marbled white (Melanagria galathea), two butterflies on Pyramidal orchid (Anacamptis pyramidalis). Badbury Rings, Wimborne Minster, Dorset, England, UK. June.
Morley Read / Tropical flat snake (Siphlophis compressus) climbing on a flowering bromeliad (Aechmea) in the Amazon rainforest, Orellana Province, Ecuador.
Nick Upton / Male Thick-legged flower beetle (Oedemera nobilis), with a Pyramidal orchid (Anacamptis pyramidalis) pollinium attached to its head, nectaring on Common hogweed flowers (Heracleum sphondylium), Wiltsh...
Nigel Cattlin / Eggs of Golden apple snail / Channelled apple snail (Pomacea caniculata) in a Rice (Oryza sativa) paddy, Luzon, Philippines
Nigel Cattlin / Rice leaf folder moth (Cnaphalocrocis medinalis) caterpillar of pest species in folded Rice (Oryza sativa) leaf , Luzon, Philippines
Nigel Cattlin / Symptoms of Neck blast (Magnaporthe grisea) on Rice (Oryza sativa) plants in ear, Luzon, Philippines
Nigel Cattlin / Leaf tipping on Rice (Oryza sativa) caused by Leaf scald (Microdochium oryzae) disease, Thailand
Lucas Bustamante / Palm oil crops and deforestation in the Ecuadorian Choco, Esmeraldas, Ecuador
Lucas Bustamante / Palm oil crops and deforestation in the Ecuadorian Choco Esmeraldas, Ecuador
David Woodfall / Sequence of strips of cultivated Machair with early shoots of Black oats (Avena strigosa) pushing through the sand. North Uist, Scotland, UK, June.
David Woodfall / Two Little terns (Sterna albifrons) at the nest amongst Black oats (Avena strigosa) growing on shell rich sands Machair, North Uist, Scotland, UK, June.
David Woodfall / Little tern (Sterna albifrons) at the nest amongst Black oats (Avena strigosa) growing on shell rich sands Machair, North Uist, Scotland, UK, June.
David Woodfall / Strips of cultivated Black oats (Avena strigosa) , grown by crofters ,who create sillage and feed it to their cattle in the winter. Berneray, North Uist, Scotland, UK, July.
John Shaw / Abandoned house in middle of a wheat field. Palouse farming area, south eastern Washington, USA, August.
Nick Hawkins / American lobster (Homarus americana) in eelgrass (Zostera marina). Nova Scotia, Canada. July
SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Cotton grass (Eriophorum angustifolium) flowering, Shetland, Scotland, UK, July.
Ross Hoddinott / RF - Sand dunes with Marram grass (Ammophila arenaria) and beach at Seilebost beach, Isle of Harris, Scotland, UK. October (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)
Ross Hoddinott / Sand dunes, marram grass (Ammophila arenaria) and beach at sunrise, Luskentyre, Isle of Harris, Scotland, UK. October 2018